Can I Put My Menstrual Cup In Before My Period Starts?

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Can I put my menstrual cup in before my period starts?
Absolutely!!!  This has been life changing for me as I’ve suffered my whole life with irregular periods due to PCOS.  I’m no longer caught by surprise, I’ve learnt to recognize the signs when my period is due in the next few days (or maybe a week if mother nature really wants to just mess with me!) Around this time I pop my cup in every morning and check in when I get home at the end of the day.

Unlike tampons a menstrual cup doesn’t absorb fluid so it’s perfectly safe to put in before your period starts.   

As I’ve got older I’ve also had spotting start and stop a few days before my period really gets going.  Spotting isn't enough for a tampon to be used (plus I’ve never got on with tampons) but a cup can be used safely and deals with this annoying few days without any inconvenience to me.   

LOVE LOVE LOVE Cups, they really are life changing!

Written by Wendy Top Cat @ The Period Lady